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Gabler E. New York Times. May 31, 2019.
Pediatric cardiac surgery is highly technical and risky. This newspaper article reports on a poorly performing pediatric cardiac surgery program, concerns raised by staff, and insufficient response from organizational leadership. Lack of data transparency, insufficient resources, and limited program capabilities to support a complex program contributed to poor outcomes for pediatric patients.
Ross C. STAT. May 13, 2019.
Nuisance alarms, interruptions, and insufficient staff availability can hinder effective monitoring and response to acute patient deterioration. This news article reports on how hospital logistics centers are working toward utilizing artificial intelligence to improve clinician response to alarms by proactively identifying hospitalized patients at the highest risk for heart failure to trigger emergency response teams when their condition rapidly declines.
Wild D. Pharmacy Practice News. November 8, 2018.
Medication safety officers serve as organizational champions of medication management process improvement. This news article offers two examples of health care organizations that positioned medication safety officers as leaders in their systems. The piece describes improvements stemming from employment of medication safety officers at these organizations.
Laposata M. The Pathologist. September 2017;(34):18-27.
Reduce readmissions with pharmacy programs that focus on transitions from the hospital to the community.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 15, 2012;17:1-3.
This article details how a community liaison pharmacist who works with clinicians in hospitals can help reduce readmissions.
Gawande A. New Yorker. October 3, 2011.
This magazine article explores the role of coaches in helping high-performing professionals, such as musicians and athletes, improve their performance. By submitting to observation in the operating room, the author—a surgeon—examines how coaching might enhance physicians' skills.
Collins TR. The Hospitalist. July 2011.
This article discusses how drug shortages in hospitals can endanger care and suggests that hospitalists communicate with pharmacists to improve patient safety.
ED Manag. 2011;23:78-80.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 7, 2011:E7.
This newspaper article discusses how nocturnists—physicians who work overnight in the hospital—may improve patient safety.
Huff C. Trustee. 2011 May;64:13-16, 1.
This piece discusses rapid response teams and the differing opinions among health care providers regarding their effectiveness in improving patient safety.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2011;8:1-7.
This piece reports on the prevalence of medication errors in the emergency department and suggests expanding pharmacy involvement as a strategy to reduce risks.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. February 13–14, 2011.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 9, 2011;16:1-3.
This piece discusses medication errors during emergency resuscitations and outlines risk-reduction strategies.
Dao J, Carey B, Frosch D. New York Times. February 13, 2011;A1.
This newspaper article reports on the risks of polypharmacy in veterans and discusses the need to improve monitoring to prevent fatal medication errors.
Clapper C, Crea K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2010;7:30-35.
This article describes how one health care system used a multi-event analysis process to identify medication errors, implement system-level improvements, and reduce adverse events.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. April 8, 2010;15:1-3.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 14, 2010;15:1-4.
This newsletter article details findings of an ISMP survey on how the economy is affecting patient safety efforts in United States hospitals. Many respondents reported that medication safety initiatives have been scaled back since the economic downturn.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 1, 2009:D2.
This column explains that some hospitals now afford patients and families the right to summon an immediate clinical response to a patient's worsening condition.
Runy LA. Hosp Health Netw. 2009 May;83:8 p following 32, 2.
This condensed discussion shares information on safety issues that affect care for children.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. March 12, 2009;14:1-3.
This article provides screening, dosing, and monitoring recommendations for using basal opioid infusions and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients at risk for developing respiratory depression.